Who Runs the World? Book Review

Who Runs the World? Book Cover Who Runs the World?
Virginia Bergin
Young Adult, Science Fcition
Macmillan Children's Books
June 1st 2017

From the author of H2O—In a society where women rule and men are almost extinct, River discovers a dark secret that will change her world as she knows it… 

Sixty years ago, a virus wiped out almost all men on Earth. Now women run the world, and men are kept in repopulation facilities, safe from the deadly virus. At least, that's what everyone has been led to believe…until River discovers a young man on a country road—injured but alive. Mason has been outside for five days since escaping from his facility, and no one can understand how he has survived. Hiding the boy violates the rules of their world, but as the women of the town band together to try to save him, River begins to suspect that the truth behind Mason's existence is darker than she could have imagined.

Who Runs the World? by Virginia Bergin as a fascinating book about a world without boys.

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder Book Review

A Quiet Kind of Thunder Book Cover A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Sara Barnard
Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Macmillan Children's Books
January 12th 2017

Steffie doesn't talk, but she has so much to say. 
Rhys can't hear, but he can listen. 
Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's a rumbling roll of thunder. 

Steffie has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn't matter that Steffie doesn't talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffie finds that she doest have a voice, and that's she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.

I constantly kept hearing about this book on Twitter. I decided to pick it up and gosh it was so beautiful. Here is my review for A Quiet Kind of Thunder!

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Scythe Book Review

Scythe Book Cover Scythe
Arc of a Scythe
Neal Shursterman
Young Adult, Fantasy
Simon Schuster Books
November 22nd 2016

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

TW: Suicide, Death/Murder.

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The Quiet at the End of the World Book Review

The Quiet at the End of the World Book Cover The Quiet at the End of the World
Lauren James
Science Fiction, Young Adult
Walker Books
Marth 7th 2019

How far would you go to save those you love?

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking for artefacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion.

Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice . . .